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Jeffrey Sandusky gets arrested for pederasty

| February 23, 2017 at 03:20 pm

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Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, one of Jerry Sandusky’s adoptive sons (a retired college football coach), is confronting 14 charges for sexual abuse to minors. Jerry’s father, Jeffrey Sandusky, got imprisoned five years ago for similar charges, facing a sentence of 60 years in prison. Let’s not forget that, for over 10 years, Jeffrey Sandusky was in charge of a foundation that helped young boys in precarious situations to fulfil their dreams of playing football. For now, the bail imposed by the judge is for $ 200.000. (more…)

Sandusky Fine Money Available for Pennsylvania Child Abuse Organizations

| June 29, 2015 at 08:14 am

The fruit of state senator Jake Corman’s lawsuit against the NCAA is ready for distribution — in the form of $48 million dedicated to child abuse efforts.

Corman’s lawsuit led to a settlement that voided sanctions against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. That defense of the Endowment Act ended up with the NCAA agreeing that a big chunk of the $60 million fine it imposed on the university would be spent in Pennsylvania. (more…)

Post-Sandusky child protection laws won’t work, if state child abuse hotline isn’t working well

| February 26, 2015 at 07:11 am

The Issue. In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case, the state Legislature passed 23 new bills aimed at improving protections for children.

Some of those laws, including one widening the list of those required to report suspected child abuse, went into effect Dec. 31. Lancaster County Children & Youth Social Service Agency has been deluged with child abuse reports in the past two months. (more…)

Penn State to pay Sandusky child abuse victims $59.7m in settlements

| October 31, 2013 at 07:48 am

Jerry SanduskySchool president says deals, which have been in the works since mid-August, are a step forward for victims and the university

Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7m to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose the names of the recipients.  (more…)

At Penn State, Academics Drive Effort to Hire Child-Abuse Experts

| March 11, 2013 at 08:17 am

When the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal broke, in 2011, professors at Pennsylvania State University were as shocked as anyone else. Then they did what faculty members often do: They set about formulating an academic response to the horrifying incidents, some of which had occurred on their own University Park campus.

The result is a campaign to hire over the next three years a dozen faculty members whose work focuses on child abuse and entails cutting-edge research, clinical treatment, and public education about the problem. The hiring is on a fast track: The university just opened six searches and hopes to have a half-dozen new tenured and tenure-track hires on campus by next fall. (more…)

Beaver County shows increase in child abuse in 2012

| December 12, 2012 at 07:20 am

HARRISBURG — The number of substantiated child abuse cases in Pennsylvania dropped in 2012, according to an annual report that will be released today by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

The same cannot be said for Beaver, Lawrence, Fayette and Greene counties.

The group’s report, “State of Child Welfare,” says the number of child abuse reports that authorities found to be true increased this year in all four counties. (more…)

Panel recommends overhaul of Pennsylvania child-abuse laws

| November 28, 2012 at 07:44 am

HARRISBURG – The special panel created in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal is calling for a complete overhaul in the way Pennsylvania addresses child abuse, from expanding the list of those who must report abuse to toughening laws that it said have failed to protect children.

A report issued Monday by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection recommends redefining what constitutes child abuse, expanding the definition of “perpetrator,” and enacting harsher penalties for those who fail to report abuse. (more…)

Spanier facing charges in Sandusky child abuse case at Penn State

| November 1, 2012 at 08:16 am

Penn State UniversityState Attorney General Linda Kelly is expected to announce today that former Penn State University President Graham Spanier has been charged in relation to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, according to sources close to the investigation.

The sources, who requested anonymity, said Mr. Spanier is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. (more…)

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced Up To 60 Years In Prison For Child Abuse

| October 9, 2012 at 08:39 am

Jerry SanduskyBELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 young boys over a span of 15 years.

Sandusky, 68, once a celebrated figure in college sports, stood in a red jumpsuit when Judge John Cleland imposed the sentence. He had faced a maximum of four centuries behind bars without parole. (more…)

Brown signs child abuse, domestic violence bills

| September 26, 2012 at 05:56 am

Child abuse SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed bills carried by San Diego Democratic lawmakers that will make it a crime for coaches and computer technicians to fail to report suspected child abuse and child pornography.

Brown also signed into law a measure requiring some domestic violence suspects to wear a GPS device, a policy that grew out of the 2011 death of a Carlsbad mother.